In the first episode of “Boruto: Naruto Next Generations”, we all have seen that, as a teenager, Boruto will have to fight against Kawaki while nobody will be there with him and Konoha will be almost completely destroyed.
A lot of people thought that, in reality, Naruto and Sasuke will have been simply somehow sealed away, since Kawaki could be able to travel through different dimensions like the Otsutsuki Clan members; but what if, on the contary, they will take part to a fight in which they die?
Well, in this case, after the end of that presumed war, Konoha will need to be rebuilt and to have a new Hokage; at this point, who could be the 8th Hokage?
I thought of 3 main possible characters and here I’m going to introduce them to you:
– Konohamaru Sarutobi: he’s the 3rd Hokage Hiruzen’s grandson and Asuma’s nephew; in addition, after the 4th Great Shinobi War, he’s considered as one of the strongest ninja in the village and, during his childhood, he has also inspired a lot to Naruto, since he took from him, for example, the Rasengan, the Summoning Toads jutsu and the Sexy Transformation jutsu. Further, he also inherited Naruto’s dream of becoming the Hokage, so that it’s possible that we will see Konohamaru’s dream becoming true too.
– Sarada Uchiha: she’s an Uchiha Clan member and she has the dream of becoming a Hokage too. In addition, she potentially can inherit Sakura’s physical strength and healing jutsu, while from Sasuke she can inherit Sharingan and Rinnegan abilities; moreover, since in her blood there’s also Itachi’s DNA, maybe she becomes able to use incredibly powerful genjutsu such as, for example, the Tsukuyomi.
– Boruto Uzumaki: despite the fact that nowadays, he doesn’t want to become Hokage because he hates that charge as his father his the actual Hokage, maybe in the future he will change his mind, or also, will be “obliged” to become the 8th Hokage by some facts and situations. Anyway, Boruto’s bloodline is overflowing with potential, since he has both the Uzumaki (-Senju) and the Hyuga DNAs, so that he could potentially awaken both the Rinnegan and the Tenseigan. Furthermore, in his right eye, he has a new special dojutsu (Jougan?) and, who knows, maybe also that he will acquire some of Kurama’s power in the future.
Although this is just a theory, I think that Konohamaru is more likely to become the 8th Hokage, since he’s older than Boruto and Sarada and also because he’s from the generation that stays in the middle between Naruto’s and Boruto’s generations.
Anyway, despite this fact, I think that one between Boruto and Sarada will become the 9th Hokage after Konohamaru and, possibly, I think they will be Sarada, while Boruto will have a role more similar to Sasuke’s one.